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Local college scoreboard: Sept. 29

North Georgia men's soccer wins

POSTED: September 29, 2012 11:06 p.m.

The North Georgia College & State University men’s soccer team came away with a critical Peach Belt Conference win Saturday afternoon as the Saints downed Francis Marion University 2-1 at the North Georgia Soccer Field in Dahlonega.

After falling behind in the first half, James Dobbin evened the score for North Georgia in the 53rd minute and scored the game-winner 14 minutes later.

North Georgia (5-3, 1-1) will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against the University of Montevallo.

ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE WOMEN 4, NORTH GEORGIA 3, OT: The North Georgia College & State University women’s soccer team rallied to send the game against 2011 postseason opponent Armstrong Atlantic State University to overtime before falling.

The Lady Saints (8-2, 1-2 Peach Belt Conference) got goals from Kelly Penston, Abby Trevino and Kayla Croom. Morgan Mitchell recorded a hat trick, including the game winner in overtime, to lead the Pirates (5-1-1, 3-0).

The Saints will host the University of Montevallo at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Dahlonega.

YOUNG HARRIS 3, CARSON-NEWMAN 2: Niall McCabe scored the deciding goal with 2:44 remaining as No. 10 Young Harris College (8-2) held on for a nonconference men’s soccer victory over Carson-Newman College (4-2-1) on Saturday at McCown Field in Jefferson City, Tenn.

McCabe scored twice and Ilija Ilic added a goal for the Mountain Lions, who host Shorter University at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Frances Wood Wilson Soccer Field in Young Harris.

COLUMBUS STATE WOMEN 4, YOUNG HARRIS 0: The 12th-ranked Columbus State Univeristy women’s soccer team (9-1, 3-1) scored four goals, two from Kansas Bayly, in the second half as the Cougars defeated Young Harris College (5-3, 1-3) in a Peach Belt Conference match at the Frances Wood Wilson Soccer Field Saturday in Young Harris.

Young Harris returns to action Wednesday against Georgia College in Milledgeville.

Golf

Led by Abbey Gill’s 76, the North Georgia College & State University women’s golf team opened up the Lander Lady Bearcat Invitational with a 315 team score, good for eighth place after the first day in Hilton Head, S.C.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) leads the 12-team field with a 296 led by overall leader Alexa Osbourn’s three-under Par 69 while Lander is second with a 299. SCAD’s Alazne Urizar and Sofia Molinaro are both tied for second.

Gill, a sophomore, is currently tied for 17th as she carded a 39 on the front nine holes and a 37 for the back nine.
Seniors Catalina Olarte and Casey Truelove both carded 79’s to sit in a tie for 30th.

The tournament concludes today.

Cross country

The Young Harris College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Great American Cross Country Festival Friday at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Young Harris finished in third place in the women’s 5K race with 69 points, while the Mountain Lions came in fifth in the men’s 8K event with 109.

Nicole Smith was the top finisher for the Mountain Lions in the women’s race as she came in eighth place with a time of 19:20.2. Ciara Wood and Holli Abernathy each recorded top-20 efforts. Wood was 14th with a time of 20:04.5 while Abernathy came in 17th with a time of 20:35.9. Erica Brooks was 28th with a time of 21:44.0 followed by Dorie Brunzelle (39th, 22:41.5) and Alison Missler (43rd, 23:26.8).

Young Harris was led by Alex Bitok, who came in 13th place with a time of 26:59.0. Cody Decker finished in 19th place with a time of 27:12.9, while Tony Kipkemboi was 22nd with an effort of 27:25.2. Trent Jones came in 32nd place with a time of 28:33.0 followed by Dakota Barrett (41st, 29:51.4) and Josiah Bennett (47th, 30:34.3).

The Mountain Lions return to action at 5:15 p.m. Friday at the Jaguar Invitational in Augusta.


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